Most politicians' tweets these days are absolute garbage: pandering, politically-correct, tedious, repetitive waste. Every once in a while, though, a politician's thumbs will prove faster than his or her brain, and the result is downright hilarious. Unfortunately for us, a simple click of the "delete" button can save your average member of congress from a "binders full of women" moment, scrubbing their tweet from the public record.
That's why we have Politwoops, a website run by the Sunlight Foundation that automatically tracks and saves tweets that American politicians share and then, for whatever reason, choose to delete.
The vast majority of the tweets on Politwoops deserved to be sent to the graveyard. They contain spelling mistakes or cite inaccurate poll data. There are more than a few instances of "Testing 123," but there's also an occasional tweet that seems perfectly legit.
If you wander through this museum of exhumed tweets for long enough, you're bound to come across a couple nuggets of pure comedic gold. Here are some of the deleted tweets that deserve to be inducted into the Politwoops Hall of Fame.
Yes, this is an actual picture of Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas' 27th District.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
And here's the picture from the link in the tweet:
Spoiler alert: it was.